Lerner advanced the notion that Harper shouldn't be expected back in Washington by saying he will "totally understand" if he signs with another team and implying the team might not have the ability to up the $300 million ante it set.
While Nats president of baseball operations Mike Rizzo reiterated earlier that the club sees its negotiations with Harper as "independent" of the high-dollar signing of Corbin, as MLB.com's Jamal Collier tweets, Lerner suggested some connectivity.
"We don't want to do anything short-sighted at this point - anything that's [going to be] a short-term Band-Aid, so to speak, and potentially put us in a hard situation for the long term when, in fact, we are then in a position to contend on an annual basis", Hahn said.
The Harper sweepstakes is only now just beginning to heat up, and it's certain to be the dominant storyline at next week's Winter Meetings in Harper's hometown of Las Vegas.
"It very well may be", Lerner told the duo. "We'll have to sit down and figure it out". Ten or so teams might still be in the mix, including the Phillies, who've declared themselves ready to "spend stupid money", but the Nats were viewed among the favorites until Lerner said, "I really don't expect [Harper] to come back at this point".
"As you've heard me say many, many times: Pitching is king", Rizzo said. "I think they've made a decision to move on". If he comes back [to negotiate with Washington], it's a strong possibility that we won't be able to make it work. "That's just not Mr. Boras" MO to leave money on the table".
"We couldn't be fonder of the two of them, Kayla and Bryce", Lerner noted of Harper and his wife. "You can't be mad at him, and I don't think he'd be mad at us if we can't go any further". "He's great, a terrific young man, very respectful".
Collins, 47, went 15-10 in two seasons with Temple, including an 8-4 mark this season and a bid to the Independence Bowl. The Yellow Jackets began the search after Paul Johnson announced his retirement from coaching on November 28.
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